CCD – RELIGIOUS EDUCATION
Our parish Religious Education Program offers faith formation for children not enrolled in a parochial school which consists of class study and preparation for the reception of the sacraments.
It is a moral obligation for Catholic parents to educate their children in the faith. That way they will learn to know, love and serve God. The goal of the parish Religious Education Program is to assist parents in enabling and encouraging students to learn more about and live their faith. In all things, learning to pray, understand the Liturgy, Mass attendance, service to others and love of neighbor is promoted.
Our program provides religious instruction to children from grades 1 to 8. They will receive First Communion on 2nd grade and Confirmation on 8th grade.
Please register your child/children to the CCD 2019-2020 program – Bring a copy of the child’s Birth Certificate, Baptismal Certificate, First Communion and Penance Certificates (when it applies). In case the child has been attending CCD in another parish, please provide documentation of his/her attendance as well.
Our Catechists are faithful volunteer parishioners who are well prepared to teach religious education. The Catechists attend workshops and seminars annually. They also attend the “Protecting God’s Children” program, as required by the Archdiocese of Newark.
Deacon Thomas La Russa – D.R.E.
Mrs. Lenka Rimanic – Class Coordinator
Mrs. Estefani Rivera – 1st Grade
Mrs. Gina Odorisio – 2nd Grade / First Communion
Mrs. Shai Bugo – 3rd Grade / Assist: Anna Maresca
Ms. Silvia Maresca – 4th Grade & 5th Grade / Assist: Leo Maresca
Sister Emilia Din – 6th & 7th Grade
Sister Joicy Palatty – 8th Grade / Confirmation / Assist: Peter Maresca
The sponsor of each child receiving Confirmation
must provide a Sponsorship Certificate,
signed and sealed by his/her registered parish.